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Tweason'ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,071 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,071
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.48%
Wants: 25
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
For our first new 12-ounce 4-packs in nearly half a decade, we replaced the classic barley foundation of beer with a mild sorghum base. The hints of molasses and pit-fruit are balanced by vibrant strawberry notes and a unique complexity that comes with the addition of a malty buckwheat honey.

We believe health-conscious beer drinkers and the millions of Americans who suffer from Celiac disease can cut back on gluten while relishing the distinction and drinkability of this very special brew.

(Beer added by: pwoody11 on 07-01-2011)
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-28-2013 19:42:20 | More by davet100
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-28-2013 16:41:03 | More by ROGUE16
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-27-2013 14:29:03 | More by Varkias41
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

08-25-2013 21:56:51 | More by Kaveman
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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-25-2013 01:18:41 | More by scxcrunner
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Orangy, copper. Has a head only while pouring but disappears shortly thereafter. No head remains however, lots of carbonation bubbles on side of glass. Clear as can be.

S - Much more like white wine then a true beer. Light and fruity.

T - Much more like sparkling wine then beer. Taste is light and crisp. Hints of strawberry are there. Refreshing.

M - Thin as wine. Slight tartness left in mouth after each sip.

O - This is a nice beverage to drink. My wife is gluten free and why we have it around the house. I definitely think of this more in a sparkling wine category vs. a beer category. That being said, for what it is, it is good. In the beer spectrum, its only ok.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 21:57:10 | More by Drewster23
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +14%

08-22-2013 15:41:05 | More by Salud24
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3.8/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apperance: A very interesting dark honey-like amber

Smell: A very light smell that actually does not give the full flavor body. Like strawberry nodes!

Taste: At first gulp the large carbonation gives a light beer flavor but finishes with a strong sense of strawberry - BUT this is easily the best gluten-free beer or one of the best

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated and then smooth similar to Angry Orchard's line of hard ciders

Overall: An excellent beer for those who seldom drink or have an aversion to gluten. Very much a warm weather beer that borders on a cider with its strong strawberry flavor. A must for the gluten-free

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 22:01:06 | More by jtw004
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-19-2013 22:23:07 | More by imperialking
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New York

3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-19-2013 17:49:25 | More by Cooker_stp
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3.51/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this out of a 12 ounce bottle poured into a stout/porter glass.

A - 3.75 - dark orange/copper colored beer with no head, looks like the carbonation is pretty heavy with a lot of bubbles coming through

S - 3.50 - huge dry white wine, ripe strawberry sourness, not very complex at all

T - 3.50 - there and gone, dry wine/strawberry sourness with a distinct beer flavor I've only gotten from a few other beers, I'm having a hard time placing it but I'm assuming it's from the Sorghum? Maybe a tiny hint of hops in there, but not much. Kind of like a strawberry cider.

M - 3.50 - Heavy carbonation, taste is there and gone, with a light cider aftertaste. Basically no bitterness.

O - 3.50 - This "beer" taste more like wine than beer. It seems more like a novelty than anything.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:01:02 | More by ISmith87
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-18-2013 22:14:18 | More by Elprico
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14%

08-16-2013 16:06:45 | More by Zimm
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-12-2013 20:17:17 | More by BradShook
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-12-2013 06:20:49 | More by patjohnfive
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-11-2013 01:42:37 | More by Wildman496
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-09-2013 18:26:31 | More by dbochman
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5/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought a four pack in Denver, very interested and enjoyed the comical artwork on the pack. Didn't know what to expect. Also interesting that this was gluten free.

The appearance is very pleasant and just what I was expecting. Maybe even a bit nicer than expected. Has a light caramel and orange appearance and almost this very slight pinkish tone. The crisp white head dissipates fast but hangs around the edges.

Smells really good, sweet strawberries, a noticeable tartness intermingling with the pleasant touch of buckwheat honey. Almost candy like with a tad bit of caramel. Very clean smell, very floral... not heavy, more like walking into a florists cooler. Or getting that scent while you pass by.

Tastes great to me, especially for a gluten free beer. This is probably hands down the best gluten free beer I have ever had, too. Comes in with a very light grain taste, but then explodes into floral notes that swing in with slightly under ripe strawberries. A clean crisp, and very mild tartness that is fresh and pretty right on strawberry taste, definitely not imitation or candy. It's sweet but not too sweet, just a very even sweetness. I've had Belgian browns and darks that are sweeter than this. After the strawberry hits the earthiness and dryness of the buckwheat honey bursts in too. Just the intermingling of strawberry tartness and buckwheat earthiness... very nice. My only warning about this is that you v=really need to enjoy buckwheat honey, which is quite distinct from other honey.

Mouthfeel is perfect too, a little tart and dry but really, REALLY, clean and crisp. The carbonation is bright and cleans the palate. Not overly bubbly... just right and just what I had hoped for in a late summer/early autumn kind of beer.

Call me crazy (trust me, you won't be the first, nor will you be the last... so I don't care), but this is a pretty right on fruit beer that is also gluten free. I mean, if I couldn't have gluten I would load up on this brew. It's great. Dogfish did a great job on this one, great quality, great taste and all around pretty fair price for a very good four pack. If I see this again I am liable to by more without much thought. I'll be enjoying the rest in the weeks to come, that is for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 17:20:30 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-05-2013 23:45:20 | More by ADTaber
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

08-05-2013 23:04:11 | More by one4thegutter
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

08-04-2013 13:52:10 | More by jjd315
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3.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This ale is interesting....the liquid is utterly clear, with a thin white head, and a stream of bubbles. The smell is subtle, but multifaceted with fruit...berries. I got strawberry, as noted on the label, but I also thout I smelled some raspberries. The beer is semi dry, with a lot of fruit. There is a slightly astringent, grainy taste. Almost salty as well? Medium body. Although not an exceptional beer, this beer is very engaging.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 02:52:20 | More by Suds
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1.75/5  rDev -43%

08-04-2013 02:15:49 | More by kbrown
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3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz single served in pint glass. Cold. Beer pours a pleasant orange hued pale color, with nearly no head, and a sweet but pleasant aroma with a decent hit of strawberry in the nose.

Flavor is considerably more dry. The honey tastes entirely fermented out, the flavor is more floral, mixed with strawberry. And even though it's dry, there's no particular hop character. Pretty good, but could just as easily be mistaken for a dry flavored cider. Pretty fizzy, but not too bad. Drinkable if not super exciting.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 00:17:03 | More by hreb
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2.01/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Hazy tawny copper color with some orange hues. Thin bright white head with large carbonation and no retention.

Strawberry, fruit punch, cherry kool-aid, honeysuckle, bubblegum. Very sweet on the nose.

Strawberry, bubblegum, candied bitterness from the sorghum.

Light+ bodied, thin and slightly watery. Carbonation is nettles in it's texture against the palate, slightly magnifying the bitter quality. Finish is short with the kool-aid lingering.

I am honestly not thinking about this as beer, but as a gluten-free beverage. The problem is that Tweasen'ale is trying to be both a beer substitute for someone who must avoid gluten, and it's also trying to approach the problem through fruit and honey. It doesn't make it on either front: it has no relation to a standard beer and the fruit tastes very candied and artificial in the final product. While I am a Dogfish Head fan, I think they missed the mark here.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 22:11:40 | More by Libationguy
Tweason'ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
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